Kids Help Phone has launched a phone counselling service in Arabic, facilitated by Arabic-speaking interpreters. For more information, visit their website at https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/programs-resources/supporting-arabic-speaking-youth/.
On Friday, May 15, curbside pickup of personal items will be available for parents/guardians for the students in their household.
To make arrangements, parents/guardians must email Ms. Pike at email@example.com and indicate:
- Student Name and Homeroom
- Locker Number, if known
- Personal item(s) to be retrieved. Please identify clearly what items are needed. You must be specific as there are students that share lockers.
Once the request is received, parents/guardians will receive a specific time on Friday, May 15, to retrieve the item(s). It is very important that parents/guardians adhere to this time as item(s) will be bagged and organized using these times.
The bagged item(s) can be picked up curbside at the student entrance of Macdonald Drive Junior High. To limit contact and to follow safety protocols, parents/guardians are asked to pop the trunks of their vehicle and the item will be placed in the trunk. Parents and guardians will then close the trunk, as staff personnel are not permitted to touch vehicles.
There will be no entry to the general school area.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Pike at the address above. Take care. Stay safe.
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week is May 4-10, 2020.
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is social connection. Connecting with other people and our communities doesn’t just feel good. It’s good for our mental health.
It’s common in our society to ask people how they are. Unfortunately, it’s also common not to provide—or expect—a truthful answer.
As we face the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need each other now more than ever. It’s time to #GetReal about how we feel and lean on others for support.
Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.
- Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.
In celebration of Star Wars Day, Ms. Comerford prepared a little treat.
We’re still busy working here behind the scenes! Check out the May newsletter to see that we’ve been up to!
A message from the Janeway Foundation:
Over the past several weeks, we at the Janeway Foundation have been inspired by seeing our community come together. As Newfoundlanders & Labradorians, we’re more than neighbours; we’re there for one another. We want to take this “time at home” to connect with you, have a little fun, and maybe lighten everyone’s spirits for a bit.
On Friday, May 8th, we’re asking you to come together for all our Janeway kids. Taking part is easy!
- Wear your pajamas, post a photo or video with #JamaramaAtHome
- Tag your friends and family!
- Come together in this fun, one-day Jamarama digital event!
Unlike “Jamarama at School” that we hold in October, there’s no need to register for “Jamarama @home.”
Here are a few ideas! Keep your pajamas on and…
- Get your students to join you and take a photo of your class on Google Meet!
- Take a photo of you and your colleagues or friends on a Zoom call (and use one of our Jamarama virtual backgrounds)!
- Get your partner and kids (pets included) in a photo!
- Pose with your sports team, exercise or yoga class!
- Self-isolating on your own? We want to see you too!
Then Post, Share and Retweet!
- Tag the Janeway Foundation #JamaramaAtHome #ForAllOurKids
- @JanewayNL on Facebook, Twitter
- @janeway.foundation on Instagram
If you are in a position to give to the Janeway for ongoing health care needs, please donate on our website: https://9643.thankyou4caring.org/
Download our fun Zoom virtual backgrounds, colouring sheets, social media profile frames, and more (to be uploaded by Sunday):
Did you know that as a parent/guardian in Google Classroom, you can have access to:
- Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
- Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
- Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
If you sign up with a Google account, you also have access to email summaries of which you can change the frequency from weekly to daily. If you don’t have a Google Account, you only get weekly emails and can’t change any settings.
To sign up for this feature in Google Classroom:
Email one of your child’s teachers and ask them to add you. You will be sent a confirmation email and once you have accepted this email invitation, you will automatically be added to all the Google Classrooms your child is a part of, and you will automatically receive weekly emails. If you signed up using a Google account, you can go to https://classroom.google.com/u/0/gs to change your settings.
Please note, you cannot be given access to your child’s classroom due to privacy laws. Parents/Guardians can only get email summaries.
For more information, go to:
The National office has created a link with resources to help guide you in continuing your Award while abiding by social distancing guidelines and staying safe. Visit www.dukeofed.org/covid19 for more.
Here is the link again for the Google Form from the District about access to devices and internet. Some people were having difficulty with this link. We would really appreciate it if you could fill this out as soon as you can.
Thank you and take care.